Anne Krinsky brings her latest project, Anne Krinsky: Wetlands / Shifting Shorelines, to The Seafront Gallery on the Worthing Promenade, supported by Worthing Borough Council, Metro Imaging and a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.
This outdoor print exhibition is inspired by vulnerable South Coast wetlands the artist photographed in 2020 and 2021. She then worked with projection, photography and digital print to design this series of prints on dibond aluminium panels. It is part of her larger project about fragile wetlands and climate change in a range of river and coastal locations.
For this exhibition, Anne Krinsky explored wetlands on the South Coast, including Lymington and Keyhaven in The North Solent, Chichester, Pagham and Portsmouth Harbours and the Adur Estuary. The show brings together her creative response to the beauty of coastal wetlands and also highlights South Coast projects to preserve essential coastal habitats.
The artist says, “I wanted to share my passion for coastal wetlands before they vanish. These tidal habitats are threatened by rising sea levels and pollution. It’s heartbreaking to see the overgrowth of algae – resulting from agricultural runoff and dumping of sewage – that is engulfing South Coast wetlands. I am inspired by scientists and community groups working to protect and restore coastal ecosystems and wanted to bring attention to some of their work. I have included information panels about Bird Aware Solent, the Solent Oyster Restoration Project and the Sussex Kelp Restoration Project in the exhibition.”
The Seafront Gallery features five stone-filled gabion plinths that hold weatherproof artworks, in a prime location on Worthing’s accessible beachside promenade. Anne Krinsky’s images are designed and configured specifically for the Gabion’s architecture.